National Affairs: Small Steps in N. Carolina

CHARLOTTE (pop. 163,000), WINSTON-SALEM (pop. 120,200), GREENSBORO (pop. 120,100), prospering, industrialized, diversified—tobacco, steel structures, chemicals, textiles, electronics, insurance offices, etc.—stately, segregated, forward-looking prototype cities of the New South, Great Southeast Empire, etc.

For the second straight year in North Carolina, a handful of handpicked (for top grades, social graces) Negro schoolchildren went to classes with whites—two in Charlotte, four in Winston-Salem. five in Greensboro—in Governor Luther Hartwell Hodges' plan to permit a little integration in order to stave off a lot. Last week, unlike last year, there was little violence. In Winston-Salem a couple of Ku Klux crosses were...

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